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AG Barr promises continued support to Northern Triangle

May. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that funding under his authority for policing in Central America's Northern Triangle is not at risk under the Trump administration's promise to cut off those countries not doing enough to control migration. Barr spoke after...

Turkish, Iraqi leaders discuss military cooperation

May. 15, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey and Iraq have discussed a possible deal to increase military and security cooperation between the neighboring countries. Erdogan spoke to reporters after meetings with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday....

UN humanitarian chief says 4.3 million in Cameroon need aid

May. 13, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cameroon is facing worsening violence and conflict and the number of people needing humanitarian assistance has increased 30 percent from last year to 4.3 million people, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday. Mark Lowcock told an informal Security Council meeting on the...

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

May. 2, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump for a "working meeting" on May 13, an official said Thursday. The meeting in Washington will cover issues like energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security,...

No Cuban troops in Venezuela, Cuban diplomat tells AP

May. 1, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

Cuba has no troops in Venezuela and engages in no security operations there but maintains the right to carry out military and intelligence cooperation, a top Cuban diplomat said Wednesday in his government's most detailed response yet to U.S. accusations that its forces are propping up President Nicolás...

Despite big plans, N. Korea's trains still go almost nowhere

Apr. 26, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to take a train to his summit with President Vladimir Putin in Russia's far east hints at the potential of a much bigger dream long held by many in Asia: unimpeded travel by rail from the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula to Moscow and beyond. The...

Aid group says Cameroon's restive regions need more help

Apr. 25, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are living in the bush without humanitarian aid in Cameroon after two years of fighting between separatists and government forces that has failed to attract widespread international support, an international aid agency said Thursday. More than half a...

Skoloff named to lead video across AP's West region

Apr. 10, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Skoloff, an Associated Press video journalist who has covered numerous big stories across the United States while training many text reporters on visual storytelling, has been appointed West deputy news director for video. Skoloff will oversee and drive video coverage across 13...

Airbnb reverses, will allow listings in Israeli settlements

Apr. 9, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

Airbnb is rescinding its plan to bar listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The home-sharing company announced in November that it would remove about 200 listings in the West Bank, which is territory claimed by Palestinians. Airbnb said Tuesday it will now allow properties in Israeli settlements to be...

Trump seeks to cut foreign aid to 3 Central American nations

Mar. 30, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the southern border. The State Department notified Congress that it...